Train crashes into car in Davis; driver arrested for DUI

9:05 PM, Oct 12, 2011   |    comments
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DAVIS, CA - A woman was arrested for a DUI after a train crashed into her car Wednesday night.

The woman's car, a Honda, was parked on the railroad tracks on County Road 32A and County Road 105 when the Amtrak train crashed into the car, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Matt Bolanco said.

The woman made it out of the Honda just before the train smashed into it. Bolanco said the car was dragged a quarter of a mile before the train was able to stop.

The car caught on fire, which was extinguished by the Davis Fire Department. Bolanco said the Honda sustained all of the damage.

The train was traveling west from Sacramento with 20 passengers when the crash happened.

Neither the woman driver nor the passengers were injured in the crash.

Bolanco said the road near the tracks makes a two tight turns in an "S" configuration and it is possible the woman could have failed to negotiate a turn. However, investigators are still unclear how the woman's car got on the tracks.

The woman will be processed and booked into the Yolo County Jail for a DUI, Bolanco said.


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